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Jeremy Lee

Turkey of the week: Pizza Hut's nostalgic ad doesn't deliver
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Turkey of the week: Pizza Hut's nostalgic ad doesn't deliver

Jeremy Lee is slightly depressed that Bungle and Zippy now flog pizzas for a living.

The trouble with digital media: why the transparency debate is still murky
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The trouble with digital media: why the transparency debate is still murky

With $200bn in spending, it was frankly time to stop giving digital media a pass.

Pick of the week: Audi's 'Clowns' is another outstanding ad from the car brand
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Pick of the week: Audi's 'Clowns' is another outstanding ad from the car brand

Jeremy Lee salutes Audi for "Clowns", the latest spot in its enduringly excellent body of work.

With Boris repeating the £350m claim, should the ASA regulate political advertising?
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With Boris repeating the £350m claim, should the ASA regulate political advertising?

With political party conference season well underway, the fractured nature of the parties - and wider society as a whole - is exposed for all to see after Boris Johnson repeated the £350m Brexit claim.

Partners Andrews Aldridge elevates Polly Jones to MD
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Partners Andrews Aldridge elevates Polly Jones to MD

Partners Andrews Aldridge has promoted Polly Jones to the newly-created role of managing director.

Does Uber licence row reveal we overestimate the power of brands in the service economy?
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Does Uber licence row reveal we overestimate the power of brands in the service economy?

While black cab drivers were celebrating the decision by Transport for London to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London, the response among some quarters of the public was rather different.

Gary Knight to leave ITV after 40 years
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Gary Knight to leave ITV after 40 years

Gary Knight, ITV's commercial content director and one of its most longstanding and distinctive employees, is leaving the company after 40 years.

Pernod Ricard calls Chivas Regal ad review
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Pernod Ricard calls Chivas Regal ad review

Chivas Regal, the Pernod Ricard-owned whisky brand, is reviewing its advertising account.

The Guardian targets SMEs with launch of new ad tool
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The Guardian targets SMEs with launch of new ad tool

The Guardian is targeting small and medium sized businesses with the launch of Ad Manager, a self-service ad tool that allows them to submit targeted ads to run on its site.

Are agencies in need of refuge in Hammersley's Harbour?
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Are agencies in need of refuge in Hammersley's Harbour?

It was the freedom granted by "Getting out of Cheil" (geddit?) that led Paul Hammersley, its former UK chief executive, to launch Harbour - a putative collective of independent agencies with a moniker that suggests its members are in need of a refuge.

Turkey of the week: Jackpotjoy's ad takes it too far
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Turkey of the week: Jackpotjoy's ad takes it too far

Jeremy Lee thinks that Jackpotjoy's gerontophilia might be a joke too far.

Will the Ryanair flight cancellation crisis do permanent damage to the brand?
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Will the Ryanair flight cancellation crisis do permanent damage to the brand?

Ryanair, for so long the pantomime villain of the airline world, has found itself back centre stage after it announced that it was cancelling 40 to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks, affecting 400,000 passengers.

CHI enlists Oscar-winning director for The Prince's Trust campaign
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CHI enlists Oscar-winning director for The Prince's Trust campaign

CHI & Partners has launched a campaign on behalf of The Prince's Trust that is designed to champion the resilience of young people, following research produced by the charity that shows that young people are suffering from poor confidence.

Should advertisers be worried about Facebook's false audience figures?
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Should advertisers be worried about Facebook's false audience figures?

In the latest scandal to hit Facebook, it has emerged that the company has been claiming it can reach demographics that are greater than actually exist.

Ogilvy & Mather lands Trebor ad account
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Ogilvy & Mather lands Trebor ad account

Ogilvy & Mather London has picked up the UK advertising account for the Trebor mints account without a pitch, further strengthening its relationship with Mondelez.

Is the latest Marmite wheeze to everyone's taste?
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Is the latest Marmite wheeze to everyone's taste?

At the beginning of last month, The Daily Telegraph dutifully reported how Marmite could prevent miscarriages and birth defects.

Facebook faces fresh controversy over young audience numbers
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Facebook faces fresh controversy over young audience numbers

Facebook has been accused of telling advertisers that they can reach millions of young audiences that do not exist.

Domino's calls CRM and digital review
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Domino's calls CRM and digital review

Domino's is reviewing its CRM and digital arrangements after splitting with Iris.

Pick of the week: FCA pulls it out of the bag with bizarre Schwarzenegger ad
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Pick of the week: FCA pulls it out of the bag with bizarre Schwarzenegger ad

Jeremy Lee is delighted to see that at least M&C Saatchi is doing something different.

Andy Sandoz gives Deloitte Digital a personality - but can he offer much else?
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Andy Sandoz gives Deloitte Digital a personality - but can he offer much else?

Deloitte Digital, a hitherto relatively obscure offshoot of a management consultancy, has made two statements of intent that suggest it plans to muscle into territory advertising agencies have traditionally thought their own.